Creating a straight, beautiful, healthy smile meant enduring years of uncomfortable and unattractive metal braces and wires. However, today there’s a more comfortable, discrete, and effective way to achieve the smile of your dreams. Here at Let’s Smile Dental, Dr. Imran Ahmed, his associates, and his committed team provide the most modern, high-tech dental treatments to deliver the most pleasant and comfortable cosmetic dental services, such as Invisalign.
The Invisalign transparent brace system has revolutionized how patients can straighten their teeth while correcting issues such as underbite, a bad bite, crossbite, overbite, open bite, and other imbalances.
Instead of relying on awkward metal braces that are secured or fixed to your teeth, Invisalign takes a different approach, using a series of clear, custom-made aligner trays that gradually reposition your teeth. The aligners are created using digital scans that make three-dimensional models of your dental arch. With this, the braces can precisely fit your mouth, allowing predictable tooth movement during the aligning process.
Occasionally, your dentist will want to have you come in to check up on your treatment progress, ensuring everything is on schedule. You’ll also receive your next set of aligner trays during these visits.
It’s imperative to only wear the trays as directed and in the correct order. Patients must typically wear each tray for 20 to 22 hours per day. Most patients remove their trays only when they eat, drink, brush, and floss their teeth. Failure to wear the trays in the correct order or for the required length of time could delay your progress.
On average, most patients can straighten their smiles in about 12 months. But every patient’s experiences and circumstances are unique. Invisalign can straighten mildly crooked or crowded teeth and more extensive bite issues. The total treatment time usually depends on the severity of the misalignment being corrected and the patient’s compliance with wearing the trays as directed.